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Time to toughen them up

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                       2014 ram lambs resized                            Ram lambs that we are conditioning to sale as yearlings in 2015.

The testing is over. Now it is time to toughen our range/comercial ram lambs to the conditions that they may be exposed to next year as they venture out into commercial and range flocks. These are the rams that will fill our Utah Ram Sale consignment with a few spares. The common theme in this group of rams is their ability to grow fast and finish at heavier weights without being overly fat. They have an average Expected Progeny Difference "EPD" of 9 pounds, which means that their lambs should weigh 9 pounds more at 120 days than lambs sired by the average Suffolk ram. They add this extra growth while still being above breed average for loin eye size. We realize not every ram fits into all management and marketing systems and one of the most beneficial attributes to the NSIP (National Sheep Improvement Program) is that we are able to identify and measure traits so that we can predict the correct fit. We encourage you to contact us and discuss your production schemes and determine if we have the terminal sire genetics that might help you achieve your goals.

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